Luhansk, Ukraine (PressExposure) January 08, 2009 -- With the current fashion of hi-resolution images and the tendency to race megapixels, modern digital cameras require higher density storage media to keep reasonable numbers of shots on a single card. However, higher density does not always mean higher reliability. Weather conditions, static electricity and bugs in cameras' firmware can render the entire memory card unreadable, and all pictures shot on it lost in a blink of an eye.
But don't panic! Recovering pictures you've shot, including RAW files, is easier than one might think. Tools exist that allow complete recovery of every picture and RAW file you've shot in a matter of minutes. But first and foremost, remember: don't do anything to the corrupted memory card such as formatting it in-camera and continuing shooting. If you do, no software will help you rescue your images.
Recover deleted or formatted digital photo cards
Hetman Photo Recovery by Hetman Software makes the recovery of digital pictures and RAW files quick, easy and intuitive for everyone. Featuring wizard-based interface, Hetman Photo Recovery allows for step-by-step preview and recovery of digital pictures in a variety of formats, as well as recovery of RAW files produced by most modern dSLRs. The entire process of recovery takes just four easy steps.
Shooting a digital SLR? RAW file format preserves the original quality of the pictures you take, but not many programs can deal with them. Generally, you would be limited to software supplied by your camera's manufacturer as well as a few third-party solutions. Hetman Photo Recovery helps you recover most popular RAW formats as if they were simple JPEGs. Offering full preview capability for the many supported RAW formats, including those by Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus and SONY, Hetman Photo Recovery allows you to scan the entire memory card in order to locate, preview and recover RAW images. The preview is available in both evaluation and full versions of the product, allowing to ensure that your images are actually recoverable before making a commitment to buy.
Unlike competition that might only scan the file system of the damaged memory card, Hetman Photo Recovery goes as far as scanning the entire contents of the card, analyzing the data and detecting the beginning and end of each image discovered on the card. This way, you can recover images and RAW files even after a severe hardware failure or after reformatting the card. Of course, you are not limited to any one type of memory cards. Hetman Photo Recovery can recover data from CompactFlash, Memory Stick, SD, SDHC, and xD cards as well as directly from the memory of a digital camera. The recovery tool supports removable disks, USB flash cards and computer hard disks formatted with any version of FAT or NTFS file system. Hetman Photo Recovery works everywhere from Windows 95 to Vista and 2003 Server.